The Department of Mental Health provides psychiatric and mental health support for patients of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center who are under other clinical services in the hospital.

Being a Tertiary Care Center, the Department of Mental Health accepts referrals from other hospitals based on chronically handicapped mentally-ill patients.

Our services cover also transplant conditions including Liver Transplant, Renal Transplant, Lung and Heart Transplant, as well Oncology services. The clinical service provided will be complemented by a commitment to destigmatizing mental illnesses, educating and teaching healthcare providers, engaging in relevant research and maintaining the highest international standard. 


The aims of the Department of Mental Health are:

  1. To provide timely diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for patients of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, i.e. tertiary care patients or otherwise eligible.
  2. To make Psychiatric services accessible to the hospital clinical population.
  3. To increase acceptability of Psychiatric services through education and destigmatization of mental illnesses.
  4. To provide post graduate education for physicians and training in mental health for healthcare providers and teaching to medical students at AlFaisal University.
  5. To conduct clinical research with emphasis on mental health on patients in tertiary care setting.


Scope of Patient Care

  1. Provide outpatient services (screening, diagnosing and treating) for patients referred from outside of the hospital and within the hospital.
  2. Provide consultation and emergency psychiatric services to the hospital.
  3. Provide outpatient evaluation and treatment for Protocol patients.
  4. Provide Educational Training for students and residents.



  1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry               
  2. Adult Psychiatry:                                             

with sub-specialization:

  • General Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry Mood Disorder
  • Psychiatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder